Thitikul, 14, is youngest golf champion


Atthaya Thitikul

Thitikul becomes the youngest ever leader on the Ladies European Tour aged 14 years, 4 months and 19 days

Fourteen-year-old pledge Atthaya Thitikul has turn the youngest famous leader of a veteran golf debate eventuality with feat at the Ladies European Thailand Championship.

The Thai player finished 5 under after a level-par 72, two shots transparent of Ana Menendez who carded a 75.

Due to her pledge status, Thitikul is not authorised for the 45,000 euros esteem income (£40,000) – Mexican Menendez will accept the top prize.

Thitikul incited 14 on 20 February.

She said: “It creates me feel very happy and so unapproachable of myself. This trophy, we give to Thailand and the Thai people.

Thitikul had formerly won the Taiwan Amateur Open<!–

Thitikul won the Taiwan Amateur Open in Jun and will next contest in the South East Asian Games in Malaysia

“My family do not play golf. When we was younger, aged six, my father told me to play competition and he offering tennis or golf and we watched golf on TV and we favourite it.”

Canada’s Brooke Henderson had held the prior record, winning an eventuality on the Canadian Women’s Tour in Jun 2012 aged 14 years, 9 months and 3 days.

Henderson’s record for a male or womanlike player came in a 36-hole event, bettering the symbol by two days set by New Zealand’s Lydia Ko in Jan 2012 at the New South Wales Women’s Open.

Ko held the record on the Ladies European Tour, having won the 2013 New Zealand Open aged 15 years, 9 months and 17 days.

Menendez had started the final turn at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya with a one-shot lead over Thitikul.

The 14-year-old non-stop with a two-under turn of 70, sharpened 71 in turn two and a 70 in turn 3 on Saturday.

Wales’ Amy Boulden, 23, finished tied for fourth after a 73.

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